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SIMMER-III; A Coupled neutronics-thermohydraulics computer code for safety analysis

Yamano, Hidemasa   ; Tobita, Yoshiharu; Fujita, Satoshi; Suzuki, Toru; Kamiyama, Kenji ; Morita, Koji*; Maschek, W.*; Pigny, S.*

To simulate complex phenomena during core disruptive accidents in sodium-cooled fast reactors, JAEA has been developing the SIMMER-III code,which is two-dimensional, multi-velocity-field, multi-phase, multi-component, Eulerian, fluid-dynamics code coupled with a fuel-pin model and a space- and energy-dependent neutron kinetics model. Recently, the three-dimensional code SIMMER-IV is also developed with the same physical model as SIMMER-III. In the present paper, the models and methods of SIMMER-III/IV are briefly reviewed with highlighting the recent improvements. The major achievements of the code assessment program are then described, followed by presentation of practical applications. A three-dimensional calculation with SIMMER-IV are also shown to indicate more realistic accident scenario. In addition, this calculation result show the disrupted core state for investigating the post-accident material relocation and heat removal phase.

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